From firmly-established, must-see spots to lesser known delights, Nordland is dotted with sights and attractions. Places within a relatively short distance of Fauske are Sorfold, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the south, and Saltdal, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north.
Approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west of Fauske is Bodo, an important regional center where you'll find Saltstraumen, Kjerringoy Trading Post and Norwegian Aviation Museum (Norsk Luftfartsmuseum). Bodin Church and Aspmyra Stadium are also good places to spend time.
History enthusiasts will adore the area's old towns. Uncover the region's rich cultural makeup at Nordland 's great nature museums, art galleries and history museums.
If the sun is shining while here, try some of the local water activities. Fishing and sea kayaking are just two of the well-established watersports here. Unwind the way the locals do in Nordland. Try wildlife watching and shore fishing.
Allowing time to practice some handy phrases in the local language separates the real travelers from the tourists. "Kvar kjem du frå?" ("Where are you from?") is a good one to know. And also "Kva heiter du?", which means "What's your name?"
As your time here draws to an end, spend your last Norwegian kroner on last-minute mementos and say Ha det bra to the people you've met and the great places you've seen.